February 4, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Making the case for ‘drug court’

Mike Flaherty didn’t mince his words:  “I’m not here to sell you something, but I am here to tell you that what you’re doing now isn’t working.”  More...

Viewpoints

WHAT MAKES PRAYER WORK?

(Mary Bruce is Northeast U.S. Director for National Day of Prayer. More...

Through An Old Timer’s Eyes

I should title this column, “The Old-Timer’s State Of The Union Address,” but then it would be a very short column. More...

Prosecutors ‘Cheated’

To the editor:  The Rigas family is obviously delighted that the United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania has decided to dismiss the tax charges against John and Tim.  More...

Community Life

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American Legion Post 192 in Coudersport recently held yet another check presentation ceremony as part of its active community giving campaign. More...

Watershed group awarded grant

Bucktail Watershed Association was awarded a $640 grant from the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy to support its operating costs. Funds are provided by Dominion Resources. More...

Woodland school lists honor students

Woodland Elementary has announced its fifth- and sixth-grade honor students for the second nine-week marking period of the 2011-12 school year:  High Honors: Timothy Banks, Bobbi Fragale, Alyvis McKimm, Kamme Guisto, Suzietta Smith, Kailey Speat More...

Sports

Keep looking and you will find a football game

Yes, there’s a football game taking place Sunday night amid the hype, the glitz and glamour, and the stratospherically expensive commercials.  Oh, and don’t forget Madonna with her careerresurrecting exposure between the second and t More...

A scramble in NTL boys race

All three contenders in the Northern Tier High School Basketball League did what they had to do on Monday – win.  The scramble between Coudersport, Port Allegany and Smethport is likely to go down to the wire before all three embark on the More...

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Paul Etcherpare (top) needed less than 90 seconds to record another pin at Port Allegany (113 pounds). He is among Cameron County grapplers who could fare well in the D9 Tournament. More...

Obituaries

William Anthony Villella

OCTOBER 1, 1948 - JANUARY 27, 2012

William Anthony Villella, 63 of West Andover, Ohio, passed into the arms of his Savior, surrounded by his family and friends after a long, hard battle with metastatic prostate cancer on Jan. 27, 2012.  Born Oct. 1, 1948, in St. More...

Death Notices

Margaret L. Hornung   Margaret L. Hornung, 95, of Hagerstown, Md., formerly of Emporium, died Jan. 29, 2012. She worked at the Sylvania plant in Emporium for many years, retiring in 1979. Barnett Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. More...

Official charges filed; Moose back in bank’s hands

Borough Police released the official charges against the man accused of embezzling over $60,000 from the Emporium Moose Lodge, which is no longer in business as a result of the financial losses and mismanagement of money by their former administrator More...

Options for members

Those who are still card-holding members of the Emporium Moose Lodge can continue their membership with Moose International and then transfer to a Lodge of their choice, according to the organization’s bylaws.  More...

Jurors split on death penalty for murderer

In the end, jurors decided that murderer Steven Rebert was a sick man who did not deserve to die.  Instead, they concluded that the Emporium resident should spend the rest of his life in prison, where he can battle his personal demons and never More...

Gas slowdown to be explained

Why has the “gas boom” been delayed and what does the future hold?  How can communities take advantage of the economic development potential of shale gas development?  What are the latest gas industry practices for environmental More...

News

Jury commissioners study

Counties in Pennsylvania have the option of changing the ways they select juries, under a new state law.  County commissioners can eliminate the two elected jury commission positions and replace them with a computerbased jury selection system.&n More...

Court date for woman charged with trying to kill estranged husband

The Emporium woman accused of illegally entering her estranged husband’s home in the early morning hours of June 12 and trying to kill him will get her first day in court since a preliminary hearing back in July.  More...

Trooper Brothers reassigned

A long-time member of the Pennsylvania State Police force in Cameron County has been promoted and reassigned.  Police Commissioner Frank Noonan announced that Allen L. More...

Potter County News

‘Circle of Fifths’ Scholarship open to music students

High school students who are planning to study music at a college or conservatory are welcome to apply for the Robert Merten Circle of Fifths Music Scholarship, which provides as much as $1,000 toward their education.  More...

New taxi service opens

A new business, Potter County Taxi, is operated by transportation veteran Bill Trimbur from 6 am to 8 pm. Rates start at $15 and a shared-ride program is available. More information is available at 274-5754 or bill.trimbur@gmail.com.   More...

HAM radio training

Headwaters Amateur Radio Club (HARC) of Potter County will be holding classes for the technician and general class amateur radio (HAM) FCC license once a week beginning in February.  More...

Outdoors

Coyote hunting has very little impact on population

In just two weeks, the Sinnemahoning Sportsmen’s Association will hold its seventh annual Coyote Hunt. There’s a new twist for the Feb. 17-19 event. More...

Winter watching on the Pennsylvania elk range

There is no guarantee that you will see any or many elk on a single day’s trip to the elk range during the winter, even though they are easier to find without foliage on the trees. More...

Wildlife vet: ‘Don’t feed the elk’

A wildlife veterinarian with the Pa. Game Commission will explain the harmful effects of winter feeding on the region’s elk herd during a public program at 1 pm on Saturday, Feb. 11, at the Elk Country Visitors Center in Benezette.  More...